SS Grand Canyon State (T-ACS-3)

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Grand Canyon State
History
United States
Name: SS Grand Canyon State
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA
Laid down: 20 March 1964
Launched: 23 January 1965
Acquired: 4 November 1965
In service: 4 March 1965
Homeport: Alameda, CA
Identification:
Status: In ready reserve since 1986.
Notes: Launched as SS President Polk
General characteristics
Class and type: Keystone State-class crane ship
Displacement: 31,500 tons
Length: 668 ft 5 in (203.73 m)
Beam: 76 ft 1 in (23.19 m)
Draft: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Propulsion: two boilers, two steam turbines, single propeller, 17,500shp
Speed: 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Capacity: 300+ Cargo Containers
Complement:

Full Operational Status: 37 civilian mariners

Reduced Operational Status: 10 civilian mariners
Time to activate: 5 days
Armament: None
Aviation facilities: None

SS Grand Canyon State (T-ACS-3) is a crane ship in ready reserve for the United States Navy. The ship was named for the state of Arizona, which is also known as the Grand Canyon State.

History[edit]

Grand Canyon State was laid down on 20 March 1964, as the combination breakbulk-container ship SS President Polk, ON 500484, IMO 6510899, a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-1aq) hull under MARAD contract (MA 164). Built by National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA, hull no. 338, she was launched on 23 January 1965, and delivered to MARAD on 4 November 1965, for service with American President Lines. She was converted to a MARAD type (C6-S-1qc) container ship, in 1973, and continued to be operated by APL until delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1982 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF); in 1985-1987 she was converted to a type (C6-S-MA1qd) Crane Ship by Dillingham Corporation, San Francisco, CA. She was placed in service as SS Grand Canyon State (ACS-3) 27 October 1987, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Ready Reserve Force, (RRF).[1] The Grand Canyon State is assigned to the Maritime Propositioning Squadron Three and is maintained in a 5-day readiness status (ROS-5).[citation needed]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Polmar 2005 p. 308

Bibliography[edit]

  • Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1591146852. 

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